University of Technology Sydney

96858 Evidenced-based Primary Health Care

Requisite(s): 96001 Introduction to Pharmacy AND 96004 Professional Services 1 AND 96015 Clinical Practice 1
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject focuses on the development of information retrieval, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the application of these to pharmacy practice. Students are introduced to evidence-based practice, pharmacoepidemiology and drug information, and their relevance to current pharmacy practice. Using current pharmacy practice examples, students develop skills in finding drug information, performing literature searches, critically evaluating the literature and applying evidence-based practice principles to ensure quality use of medicines and patient-centred-care.

Pharmacists are an important first contact for consumers seeking health care advice. In this subject students develop their ability to use evidence to inform health care decision-making in the primary care environment. Information retrieval, critical evaluation, problem solving, and communication skills are developed to enable effective implementation of evidence-based health care into practice. Students are introduced to the role of the pharmacist as a provider of primary health care and develop clinical expertise in common primary care illnesses that can be managed in the pharmacy.

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